Nelson Keys

Nelson Keys (7 April 1886 in London, England – 26 April 1939 in London) was a British stage and film actor, a star in musical comedy and stage revue, including the 1924 Ziegfeld Follies.

He was the father of film producer Anthony Nelson Keys and director John Paddy Carstairs, who wrote his biography, Bunch in 1941.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 7th, 1886, Died April 26th, 1939

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30110 10-in. 5/15/1924 That's the tune Charles Dornberger Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9477 10-in. 4/23/1924 That's the tune Atlantic Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  


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"Keys, Nelson." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

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